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My One Little Green Estie Sj Seems To Have Multiplied....

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#1 jdllizard

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Posted 10 November 2014 - 02:25

That one little green SJ that sparked my interest has turned into this in a short amount of time. I'm not sure how it happened.

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I've cleaned and re-sacced every one of them (except the NOS ones). 9 Dollar pens, 4 Transitionals, and the rest are various sizes of the J family.

 

Not pictured is a large, three rib jeweled, Fern Green, Transitional Estie (not sure how I missed it when I was taking the photo).


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Posted 10 November 2014 - 02:49

That's it?  Just the J series and antecedents?


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#3 Lou Erickson

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Posted 10 November 2014 - 03:10

They're so pretty.  Love all the colors.  It's hard to stop buying them.


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#4 jdllizard

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Posted 10 November 2014 - 03:15

That's it?  Just the J series and antecedents?

Well, thats it for the Esterbrooks, I have plenty of other fountain pens but this was just an Estie family photo.


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Posted 10 November 2014 - 03:30

Nice collection! It's wonderful that you have them all in working condition.



#6 jdllizard

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Posted 10 November 2014 - 04:32

Oops, actually there are 5 more that didn't make the picture. 2 black LJs, another green dollar pen, (plus the 3 rib jeweled one I mentioned earlier), and a red Transitional, bringing the total up to 29........ plus two more on the way! A copper and a grey J on the way still.

 

Hello, my name's John and I am an Estie addict.


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Posted 10 November 2014 - 05:12

(Chorus of voices): Hi John!

And I thought I had gone overboard a bit with a dozen....

So, enquiring minds want to know -- what nibs are on all these babies?

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

 

ETA: In my case it was the chance find of a black SJ with a 1555 Gregg nib....


Edited by inkstainedruth, 10 November 2014 - 05:14.

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Posted 10 November 2014 - 05:29

absolutely gorgeous collection. You guys are testing my resolve to be responsible with my money



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Posted 10 November 2014 - 07:12

(Chorus of voices): Hi John!
And I thought I had gone overboard a bit with a dozen....
So, enquiring minds want to know -- what nibs are on all these babies?
Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth
 
ETA: In my case it was the chance find of a black SJ with a 1555 Gregg nib....


Nothing fancy or rare, mostly 26XXs and 15XXs, a few GREGGs. So far the 1551 is my favorite but I have some 2556s and other fine nibs that I'd like to trade off.
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Posted 10 November 2014 - 08:37

Beautiful! That photo is an awe inspiring sight. You've come a long way in a short time. Aren't they wonderful?! You have almost as many as I have, but I have been gathering mine over my whole long life. That being the case, you have outdistanced me by miles and miles. I salute you! There are others here who have far more Esterbrooks than I, but if you continue at this present rate, you will be the undisputed Esterbrook J king.

 

Enjoy!

 

-David.


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#11 jdllizard

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Posted 10 November 2014 - 08:42

Thank you Sir, but now I'm on a self imposed moratorium on Estie buying, no more till after a mid January trip to NOLA. I can't spend anymore money till after that trip, but Estie buying has proven addictive for me. :-)
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Posted 10 November 2014 - 17:47

Beautiful! That photo is an awe inspiring sight. You've come a long way in a short time. Aren't they wonderful?! 

 

Enjoy!

 

-David.

 

Plus Pi!!

 

Hello, my name's John and I am an Estie addict.

 

I can't say that I'd argue the point with you. ;)

 

I Do Happen to be one of those few who think it Is possible to Control one's addiction(s).

 

Bruce in Ocala, Fl



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Posted 10 November 2014 - 22:11

absolutely gorgeous collection. You guys are testing my resolve to be responsible with my money

 this +10


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Posted 10 November 2014 - 22:14

My red J was supposed to be here today, I thought I would be part of the cool kids today but I have to wait till tomorrow it looks like >:(



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Posted 10 November 2014 - 23:01

I love how you rainbowed your collection. When I have all of mine together again, I will do so too.


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#16 jdllizard

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 02:07

More family photos, broken up into seperate groups.

 

The whole family
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The J's, including Transitionals

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The Dollar Pens

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 03:03

VERY NICE


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Posted 11 November 2014 - 08:10

are those dollars purple?!



#19 jdllizard

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 08:13

are those dollars purple?!


No, they're blue, they are just crappy cell phone pics.
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Posted 11 November 2014 - 13:41

VERY NICE

 

John's Blue Dollar on the left resembles your new one you haven't gotten in the mail yet. Early Streakernicitiness.

 

Bruce in Ocala, Fl







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